London, United Kingdom, March 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The activities and adventure travel company, PureTravel, is very pleased to reveal the newest website in its portfolio. The Argentina trips and tours section has just launched and, as with all of the tours featured on PureTravel, the trips are provided direct from Argentinean tour operators, offering an authentic trip experience.
When the word Tango is mentioned the mind immediately conjures images of Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. European explorer, Juan de Solis, first encountered Argentina in the early 1500s. The region began to develop under Spanish rule with Buenos Aires becoming a permanent settlement in the late 1500s.
Due to rich, fertile land the early 1600s brought the beginning of a flourishing cattle industry which remains intact today and goes hand-in-hand with sheep and agriculture. Argentina remained under Spanish rule until Spain was conquered by Napoleon in 1808. Eight years later Argentina declared its independence on July 9, 1816.
What better place to start an Argentina Vacation holiday than in Buenos Aires. Considered the gateway, Buenos Aires is known for European architecture, passionate and seductive lifestyle. If history is a passion, a stop at the Recoleta Cemetery is required. Final resting place of Evita Peron, the area is a cross section of alleyways and streets housing an elaborate selection of marble mausoleums and tombs built in an array of European architecture. A number of individuals well known in Argentina's history have been entombed in Recoleta with some dating back to the late 1800s.
If a day of peace and tranquility is on the agenda, stop at the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden. Not only does it span approximately 69,000 m2 containing over 5,000 different species of plants and shrubby it was also home to landscape designer Carlos Thays'. Built in 1881 the complex is the center of the garden and full of activity. The main building serves as a museum with a greenhouse close by offering a variety of classes. And no Argentina holiday would be complete without a visit to Florida Street. Take time to pursue a little shopping, a little dining and enjoy the talented tango dancers.